Susannah White

1758–1810 (Age 52)
West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah White was born in 1758, in West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William White Jr, was 28 and her mother, Susanna Davis Thornbrough, was 20. She married James Sanders about 1779, in West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in 1810, in Stokes, Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52.

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James Sanders
Susannah White
Marriage: about 1779

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about 1779
West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 18

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 28

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Last Will and Testament of William White, Guilford County, North Carolina Wills A: 412
  • 1800 United States Federal Census
  • 1810 United States Federal Census

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